These are exciting times at Church Community Builder! In addition to reaching major milestones on terms of the number of churches we serve and the number of associates on our team, we have now completed our first business acquisition! On November 16, we finalized the purchase of ChurchNumbers from Idibri. ChurchNumbers is a visual dashboard that allows church leadership to make better decisions by being able to track real-time data in clear and actionable ways.
The combination of Church Community Builder and ChurchNumbers marries a powerful metrics engine with the unparalleled data found in your church management system.
You may recall that, in March of this year, we released the Executive Pastor Dashboard because we wanted to make it simple to assess church health and engagement. A common challenge with church management systems is a high level of complexity when it comes to extracting data in a meaningful and actionable fashion. The Executive Pastor Dashboard was our first big move towards addressing this challenge. Before we announced that milestone, ChurchNumbers was developing a comprehensive dashboard strategy designed to eliminate the common practice of making key strategic decisions with missing or inaccurate data. The combination of Church Community Builder and ChurchNumbers marries a powerful metrics engine with the unparalleled data found in your church management system. The result is another massive leap forward in the ability to deepen the level of insight we can provide to church leaders about the overall health of their ministry.
You may have a few questions...
- Who is Idibri? Idibri — creator of ChurchNumbers — provides acoustic, theatrical, and technology design for churches. In their engineering practice, they kept finding that church leaders at all levels lacked access to data — and without data, it is difficult to make decisions. It was a problem they wanted to solve. They have spent the past few years creating ChurchNumbers, a visual dashboard that allows church leadership to make better decisions by being able to track data in real time.
- Why did Church Community Builder purchase ChurchNumbers? Church Community Builder and ChurchNumbers share a belief that gathering and assessing data at the point of ministry is a force-multiplier. We believe accurate, relevant data empowers church leaders to clearly understand the impact their ministry has on making and growing disciples. This shared vision and the affinity between the people who created ChurchNumbers and the ideas that were already in development by the Church Community Builder led both of us to conclude that we can better achieve our mission together.
- What does this mean for our church partners? It means that we are going to be working hard over the next 18 months to bring even more functionality designed to make your mission easier to Church Community Builder. This will begin with the integration of the ChurchNumbers technology into our software, but it won’t end there. The future possibilities are numerous and incredibly powerful when it comes to helping church leaders interpret their data for the purpose of making and growing disciples.
If you have additional questions or simply want to know more about how this will help us serve you better, please contact us. We are happy to help!